Connecticut became the fifth U.S. state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law following California, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah. On May 10, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring” (SB 6) (CPOMA).1

Substantively, CPOMA largely tracks the Colorado Privacy Act (ColoPA) and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). CPOMA’s substantive provisions will become effective July 1, 2023. Indeed, 2023 will be a busy year for privacy compliance teams as several other U.S. state privacy laws will take effect throughout the year. Both the VCDPA and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) (which replaces the current California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)) will take effect on January 1, 2023, ColoPA will take effect the same day as CPOMA, and the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) will take effect on December 31, 2023.
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